Australia exports plants and plants products in several categories and in large amounts every year. Some of the top categories include grains, fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, seeds, nursery plants, bark and woodchips, timber and logs, straw, hay and foliage and so on. Similar to other exported commodities, these items too must abide with the export norms and documentation process. Here’s everything you need to know about the required certificates, permits and other important aspects if you plan to export your first consignment of these products from Australia.
According to the 1992’s Export Control Act, the plants and plant products exported from the country are categorized as prescribed and non-prescribed products. The prescribed products include:
The remaining products are classified as non-prescribed products.
These certificates verify that the plants and plant products you export from Australia to a foreign country are free from weed seeds, soil and contaminations, pests and diseases and other extraneous materials.
The RFP provides important details like product descriptions, details about the consignee and the consigner as well as about the transportation and when and where the products were produced or processed. Each of these documents is essential to carry out exporting.
For exporting flower seeds to Antigua and Barbuda, the Australian exporters must obtain an import permit as well as a Phytosanitary certificate. In addition, the seeds that are genetically modified are prohibited.
If you wish to export wood packaging materials to Argentina, no PC is required. However, the raw softwood or hardwood material in this category must be heat-treated or with methyl bromide and appropriately stamped. In addition, the material must be free from fungi, pests and decay.
Another example is that of export of grapes to China for which you won’t require import permit as a part of export documentation, but it is mandatorily required by China on arrival. A PC is required for this. Also, the grapes permitted for export to China must be obtained from the fruit fly pest free areas.
It is important that you check the specific requirements of the destination country to prepare export documents fast and without any error. You can anyway accelerate the process with a cloud-based documentation software system.